The 8th IWA Symposium on System Analysis and Integrated Assessment was held in San Sebastian (Spain) between June 20th and June 22nd, 2011. This successful conference gathered 170 water professionals from 26 different countries. During the three-day conference 66 presentations of excellent quality were made. Meanwhile, an intense parallel activity consisting of 55 posters, interesting workshops, task-groups and discussions, as well as informal meetings, were held, always in a very friendly atmosphere.
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The WATERMATEX symposium focuses on general approaches to solving a wide range of water-related problems within an interdisciplinary framework that relies very much on different types of models. While methodology-focused, the symposium’s contributions of course extend to applications, but then are not restricted to any single discipline; it deals with problems in sewer systems and water treatment, surface and groundwater, technical and natural systems. Integrated Assessment aims at bringing all aspects of a problem together, and it is particularly concerned with such issues as the social and economic impacts of solutions to these problems.
WATERMATEX aims at promoting the application of mathematical methods for modelling and simulation, data management and system identification within a wide spectrum. It targets people from research, consulting companies, institutions and operators to think along the use of models and computing tools to support the understanding, management and optimization of water systems.